Visual & Performing


Indulge your eyes and soul in a variety of artwork in all media including painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber arts, metals, puppetry, installation, mixed media, and much more! Visit the many Art Galleries and Open Studios. Support the artists by buying uniquely-made local artwork – the most memorable souvenir from New Bedford, MA.

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We are very proud that New Bedford is the first city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to create a dedicated fund for Arts, Culture and Tourism. Thank you to Mayor Jon Mitchell, New Bedford City Council, and our local legislatures, for creating this special revenue fund to support creativity in our city.  Individual artists are eligible to apply, you do not need to be part of an organization.


*New Bedford has been ranked the 7th Most Artistic City in America by Richard Florida, Atlantic Magazine *One of the 10 Most Artistic Towns in America, Matador Network
*One of America’s most artistic towns, Expedia viewfinder Travel Blog